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by Mark Deeks
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 598
Views: 114429

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who can't be arsed to put the shopping trolley back. Awful people, should be prosecuted.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Perfect Countdown player profile
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: Perfect Countdown player profile

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:14 am
As a famous Countdown champion once said, to be a Countdown champion you have to be either autistic or a cheeseball.
In related news, have you sent your application in yet?
by Mark Deeks
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 246
Views: 76572

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

I saw this bloke on TV today who looks just like Countdowny person Jimmy Carr. http://wiki.apterous.org/images/archive/3/3d/20191011161611%21Phil_Galsworthy.png (Edited - someone changed the wiki image) If he had a kid with Jim Jeffries. https://enthusiastnetwork.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/sites/5/20...
by Mark Deeks
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How autistic are you?
Replies: 107
Views: 4528

Re: How autistic are you?

I got 14, so I'm average for a woman. But also, autism doesn't exist. There is no biological difference that can be tested for that you can then look at and say "there's the autism bit. Should we cut it off or leave it in?" All psychological disorders are inventions for us to kid ourselves that peo...
by Mark Deeks
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 53420

Re: Deathwatch 2017

Mark Deeks wrote:
Sat Dec 31, 2016 6:53 pm
Robert Mugabe
Ginger Baker
Jake LaMotta
David Attenborough
Paul Gascoigne
Prunella Scales
Peter Sallis
Joost van der Westhuizen
Glen Campbell
Fernando Ricksen

Baker today makes 7 for 10, a dominant performance
by Mark Deeks
Sat Oct 05, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: How autistic are you?
Replies: 107
Views: 4528

Re: How autistic are you?

I got 14, so I'm average for a woman. But also, autism doesn't exist. There is no biological difference that can be tested for that you can then look at and say "there's the autism bit. Should we cut it off or leave it in?" All psychological disorders are inventions for us to kid ourselves that peo...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!
Replies: 36
Views: 2099

Re: The Return Of Celebrity Countdown!!

Ok... if they are gonna feature CD present / former staff members (and they SHOULD!!! :mrgreen: ) then we've got to have Susie vs Rachel... or if they wanted to do teams I think Susie & Jeff Stelling vs Rachel & Nick could make for a close contest. Great idea - all you need now is someone to do Sus...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2017
Replies: 215
Views: 53420

Re: Deathwatch 2017

I'm not killing them off or anything, but the deaths of Fernando Ricksen and Robert Mugabe have made my lead here surely unassailable.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Controversial Musical Opinions.
Replies: 59
Views: 2885

Re: Controversial Musical Opinions.

There's nothing wrong with Nickelback and the hatred is just a giant pile-on.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 27
Views: 10943

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

No, just the location.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Games and Puzzles
Topic: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)
Replies: 27
Views: 10943

Re: the Countdowners In My Place game (CIMP)

Your sheer convenience of locaiton is going to make you hard to beat at this game, to be sure.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 628
Views: 182006

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Also, the hat was a (particularly massive) sombrero. If anything, that speaks to my desire for greater inclusion and cultural diversity, and frankly I deserve a medal.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Aug 27, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 116090

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

What's wrong with leaving the toilet seat up?
by Mark Deeks
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 628
Views: 182006

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I clearly refused anything paedoey, so good luck making that stick. As for your continued efforts to paint me as some kind of anti-semite, I don't think the mere mention of a massive hat gets it done, you racist.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Aug 25, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 628
Views: 182006

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

Brief cameo in an otherwise intricate yet boring dream about me owning a pizza shop - Apterous was now the cramped middle floor of a pub with spectacular cliff side views and a wall made entirely of windows. No word games were played, just darts. Andy Platt laid claim to the pencil for the word "int...
by Mark Deeks
Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 116090

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

While I get that sports fans like me indirectly spend a lot of money watching our favourite games, why the HELL do people directly give some serious amounts of money to online gaming streamers?
by Mark Deeks
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 246
Views: 76572

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Andy Platt here featuring on a click-through list of people who don't look their age. Unfortunately, they meant the woman.

https://brightside.me/wonder-people/10- ... ge-360210/

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by Mark Deeks
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Streaming Movies
Replies: 12
Views: 1847

Re: Streaming Movies

Most threads turn into discussions about masturbation at some point, but this one was especially quick to do so, well done team.
by Mark Deeks
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Questions you've always wanted answered
Replies: 574
Views: 116090

Re: Questions you've always wanted answered

How is water wasted? My mum always used to have a go at me for wasting water, leaving taps on etc, but surely it just goes back into the system. Surely water is either in the human man made sewage/plumbing system, a river, the sea, the sky, or the ground making its way down to the water table? If it...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 122
Views: 37789

Re: Countdowners in the news

I think his point is that both are problems. Countdown is rendered unplayable by the high standard, and the drop is unwatchable because of the low one.
by Mark Deeks
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 208
Views: 73910

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

Why thank you! It was a repeat, initially shown March 2016. No idea it was going to be shown until someone spotted it and told me. In hindsight, Singapore is far too small to have its own full race track, but I only had enough time to think "WHERE THE HELL IS MONACO" about three times before having ...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Other game shows
Topic: Countdowners On Other Quizzes
Replies: 208
Views: 73910

Re: Countdowners On Other Quizzes

That was me!
by Mark Deeks
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 55095

Re: Deathwatch 2018

Einziger played the guitar and Blacc sang the words. The rest? I can't tell if you're trying to talk it down arbitrarily or if you really do not understand the role of a producer in electronic music. Move away from the idea that the "DJ" is the man who chooses what records get played at weddings, th...
by Mark Deeks
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 55095

Re: Deathwatch 2018

And who wrote the song? Who wrote the bass line, the drums, the synths, the intertwining melodies, the song structure?
by Mark Deeks
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 55095

Re: Deathwatch 2018

In the genres you're talking about here, always.
by Mark Deeks
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Deathwatch 2018
Replies: 134
Views: 55095

Re: Deathwatch 2018

You really don't understand the role of producer?
by Mark Deeks
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Countdown - Spoilers
Topic: Spoilers for Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)
Replies: 7
Views: 1348

Re: Spoilers for Monday 1st July 2019 (Series 81, Prelim 1)

Calpol Six Plus wasn't nearly quite the drink of the gods that pure uncut Moroccan Calpol was, though. Although neither was a patch on Tixylix. Kid drugs are awesome.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 36
Views: 6310

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Damian, answer my calls, I'm starting to feel unwanted.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 14282

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

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by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 14282

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Ashton, you should probably know that quite a lot of us know each other outside of this forum and the show. We actually hang out in real life and stuff. So it's probably not a good idea to lie about things people have supposedly agreed to do, because we'll know. I mean it's a bad idea to lie in gene...
by Mark Deeks
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: People you shouldn't trust
Replies: 598
Views: 114429

Re: People you shouldn't trust

People who set their clocks fast. I've never understood anyone who has done this because they all know that it's 5, 10, or whatever minutes fast, which surely defeats the point. If I set my clock 20 minutes fast and it said 7:00, I wouldn't be thinking "it's 7 o'clock", I'd be thinking "it's 6:40" ...
by Mark Deeks
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Missile Guidance
Replies: 10
Views: 2626

Re: Missile Guidance

These are the glory days of C4C that I've heard so much about, are they?
by Mark Deeks
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 6058

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

Thanks Cathy!
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 6058

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

You think? I don't for one minute believe he's simply an over excited 11 year old, and strongly suspect he's an immature young adult who is deliberately trolling the community. Even if you believe this - I don't, but I have no further information on it than you, so it's just my opinion - surely you...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 6058

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

At this point posting a public message seems the obvious next step I agree with this..... and I can't see anything in Cathy's post that seems unreasonable in the circumstances. ...but not this. You don't think essentially saying I think you might be a paedo is a bit too brusque, considering? If con...
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 6058

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

If he's an 11 year old kid, then his parents need to get a grip on what he's doing online. Maybe so, but that's hardly what this thread was doing. Obviously yes I've seen his posts and obviously I've had PMs. But a heavy-handed "which of these weirdos are you?" approach does not sit right at all.
by Mark Deeks
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 41
Views: 6058

Re: Countdown in Brinsworth 2019

Right well congratulations Cathy for beating up on the vulnerable minor; had Ashton actually been a lonely or unwell man in accordance with your theory, and you pushed him over and flexed over him in this way, imagine what a lovely person you would have come across as. Ashton, dude, just slow down. ...
by Mark Deeks
Fri May 24, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Baby Riley-Kovalev
Replies: 36
Views: 6310

Re: Baby Riley-Kovalev

Damian, I'm available.
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 22, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 4058

Re: Negative picking

Gavin Chipper wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 12:51 pm
So
Unfortunate.
I knew there'd be some form of Gevspergers in response to my post at some point but I thought it'd be you pointing out the "me and Zarte" instead. What a wide range of needlessly pedantic comments you have, a real soldier to your cause.
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 22, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 4058

Re: Negative picking

By the way, Zarte, if I've massively misrepresented what you said here, apologies and correct at will.
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 4058

Re: Negative picking

It's not the weaker players that boo - it's the ones who have worked out all the stems and really want you to know that about them.
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 22, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Negative picking
Replies: 20
Views: 4058

Negative picking

So when me and Zarte were doing the second marathon, we had a conversation about the concept of "negative picking". Essentially - and none of this is a criticism - Zarte thought I was picking negatively because I overwhelmingly picked three-vowel letters rounds. For what it's worth, not for a single...
by Mark Deeks
Wed May 22, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 50
Views: 14359

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

OK well I'm not entirely sure you're quoting six year old posts of mine, why the thought "I wonder if I can annoy this man I have barely ever spoken to" was in your head at that moment, but hey, do your thing. I am now going to light myself on fire as that would be a better use of my time.
by Mark Deeks
Tue May 21, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Countdown - Events
Topic: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019
Replies: 108
Views: 14282

Re: Countdown In Brinsworth 2019

Ashton, there are a lot of events already, both online and in person. Take part in some of those, familiarise yourself with what they involve and how they work, ask those who organise them how they do it for advice and help (they're very helpful), and then maybe revisit this idea.
by Mark Deeks
Tue May 21, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants
Replies: 50
Views: 14359

Re: Talented Non-Apterous Contestants

You're not still bitter about the fact I said your avatar looked like the money shot in robot/human bukkake, are you?
by Mark Deeks
Tue May 21, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 246
Views: 76572

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Mark Deeks wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:54 am
Gevin Chapwell and Phil Alexander, the editor of Kerrang.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsBzjwnjdCY
Just re-seen this. Heh. It also works as a sound-a-like and a pedant-o-like.
by Mark Deeks
Tue May 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 246
Views: 76572

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

NBA playr Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot looks like he should be standing just over mine and Graeme's shoulders.

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by Mark Deeks
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 185
Views: 44668

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Paul Worsley wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:42 pm
Mark Deeks wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:40 am
Jimmy Carr looks like Richard Nixon.
I was going to post something along the line of "Bollocks!", but, actually, you have a point.
On the internationally approved Deeks-Dexter Scale of lookalike quality, this is a solid 0.7 Deeker.
by Mark Deeks
Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: REALLY obvious things you've just realised
Replies: 185
Views: 44668

Re: REALLY obvious things you've just realised

Jimmy Carr looks like Richard Nixon.
by Mark Deeks
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Off-topic
Topic: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams
Replies: 628
Views: 182006

Re: C4C/apto/Countdown Dreams

I was at Matt Morrison and Heather Badcock's house, which, this being dreamland, was a large and relatively isolated cottage. It was a nice cottage, too, or at least the downstairs kitchen area was. The upstairs, where the front door was located (obviously), was pretty squalid. Moreover, it was badl...
by Mark Deeks
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 246
Views: 76572

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Here's me off my nut on ecstasy in the 1990s.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8TwE8F ... oh6X0GcGXM
by Mark Deeks
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown
Replies: 21
Views: 5858

Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Never really struggled to recover. Drove home from the event (I know!), got a good eight hours in, woke up fine, subsequently fine. Tiredness wasn't much of a problem during this thing, actually. Couple of lulls, but never hugely struggled to stay awake.
by Mark Deeks
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdowners in the news
Replies: 122
Views: 37789

Re: Countdowners in the news

by Mark Deeks
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Countdown Lookalikes?
Replies: 246
Views: 76572

Re: Countdown Lookalikes?

Good to see Matt Morrison at the Arsenal game.

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by Mark Deeks
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown
Replies: 21
Views: 5858

Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Yes but to be fair, you do operate on a higher plane than the rest of us. You have gifts.
by Mark Deeks
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown
Replies: 21
Views: 5858

Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

FWIW, we played on the main stage (and thus as a part of the main show) three times. The third of these featured Rachel which later turned into an uncomfortable exploration of my failings as a person. So, something for everyone there. They can found at the 07:23:20, 17:29:50 and 20:11:54 marks of th...
by Mark Deeks
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Countdown - General
Topic: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown
Replies: 21
Views: 5858

Re: Mark and Zarte's 26.2 Hour Game Of Countdown

Also thanks to Patrick, an attendee of the event, who solved the lifelong which-are-the-discard-piles problem that has plagued Co events for more than a decade by suggesting that the discards are left face up. How in God's name none of us thought of this before is frightening to think about.